ELL is a performance-based art practice conceived by F. Jason Campbell in early 2016. The work produced leverages the fervor of a talented cast of artists and designers, all interested in working across media and discipline, rooted in architectural discourse.


Each project begins with a pointed set of ideas and perspectives. Over the span of public discourse and rigorous study, we work to deepen our understandings or to completely unseat them. Our workflow typically begins with a primary artist with whom we develop a conceptual premise for a 3-4 mo. exhibition. We then work with extraordinary artists from different facets of design [visual, culinary, fashion, performance, ... ] to respond to the current body of work.

F. Jason Campbell is an inter-disciplinary designer, leveraging the fields of architecture, photography, and exhibition design. His work addresses the spatial properties and actions required to claim, make, and keep space; and the incompatibility of space that was not built with us in mind. In tandem, he is the founder of ELL, a performance-based art practice, and a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, teaching core and advanced option studios. Jason holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning.